AFFINITY LAUNCHES FIRST UNMETERED ACCESS PACKAGE FOR FAMILIES Tuesday 29 May 2001 PDF Print Un-metered Internet access starts as soon as school finishes 29th May 2001 - Affinity Internet Holdings today announced its new ISP access package, Surf@Home for its 150 Virtual Internet Service Provider (VISP) clients. The new package was created in response to consumer demand following the introduction of un-metered call connections using the FRIACO (Flat Rate Internet Access Call Origination) infrastructure earlier this year. The new package is part of an entire range which has been devised specifically based on customer's lifestyle needs. Affinity identified the need for an alternative to the majority of unmetered evening and weekend ISP packages that offer access from 6pm. Surf@Home has been specifically targeted at families with school children and offers unlimited access from 4pm to 8am weekdays and any time at weekends, for a recommended retail price of £9.99 a month. Tiny Online, the ISP, Portal and e-tailing arm of Tiny Computers, has already decided to launch this new un-metered service from Affinity. In the UK alone over 1.2 million people have accessed the Web through one of the 150 branded VISPs - including Tiny Computers, Arsenal and Egg - that use Affinity's service. The company combined data regarding patterns of use among consumer and business users with feedback from its clients to design its new packages using Affinity's convergent billing platform. Danny Sullivan, Director of Affinity Internet commented: "We're always looking at the packages we offer to our VISP clients to make sure they're giving their customers what they want. One of the advantages of being able to monitor the usage patterns of so many people accessing the Web is that we're able identify and respond to customer demands quicker and tailor the ISP offerings for each client." -ends- For further information contact: Midnight Communications (business and trade media enquiries) Zoë Harley / Antony Mayfield Tel: 01273 666200 Email: Affinity@midnight.co.uk Affinity Internet Holdings (investor and general enquiries) Nikki Redfern Tel: 020 7670 1155 Email: email@example.com About Affinity Internet Holdings PLC http://affinity.uk.com Affinity is a provider of white-label, Internet and telecoms services and technologies to major brands, including Tiny Computers, Powergen, Royal Bank of Scotland and Egg. Founded in 1995 Affinity employs over 200 people in Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UK:AIH). It comprises three main business divisions: - Affinity Internet is the UK's biggest provider of Virtual Internet Service Provision (VISP) with over 150 branded ISPs running across its infrastructure in the UK alone. It offers a full range of SME and ISP packages through its client brands including metered and un-metered, narrowband and broadband (ADSL). - Affinity Telecom offers brandable fixed and wireless telephony services as well as a pioneering convergent billing platform based on the industry-leading Geneva technology. - Affinity Commerce offers brandable web, mobile and iTV content, e-commerce, software, portals and advanced customer relationship management (CRM) services. Affinity has built its technologies and services working with companies regarded as the best in their respective fields, including strategic partners: ICL, Cisco Systems, and ClientLogic. Other key relationships include Cable & Wireless, British Telecom, COLT, Vodafone UK, Applied Psychology Research (APR) and Synigence. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Midnight Communications in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.